Read Related: Keeping the Kids Busy & Learning at Home2. Keep a Calendar Between school projects, sports practices, doctor appointments, playdates, and whatever else life throws your way, it is easy to become overwhelmed and forgetful. An organized, well-kept calendar is essential for a productive and less stressful school year. If you like, you can color code the calendar. Use red marker for school assignments, blue for sports/activities, green for playdates, etc. You can also assign each member of the family a different color. Make it work for you. Remember, this calendar is just as helpful for you as it is for your child. Keep it in a highly visible spot so that everyone can refer to it easily.
Here are five ways to bring the classroom home and show your child that you value their education. 1. Create a Study/Work Station Establish a designated space for studying and working on daily homework assignments. Make sure that all of the essential supplies are at hand and easily accessed by your child so they do not have to rely on your help. This establishes a pattern of self-sufficiency and independence, which is essential in your child’s later school years. You should, of course, look over the homework assignments, but remember it is their homework. It is best to let them do as much of it as possible by themselves. Allow your child to make mistakes. As we all learn, the best lessons come from mistakes.